Commissioned Work

Capacity strengthening opportunities and the role of country-based pooled funds (CBPFs)



A mapping exercise was carried out with the aim of providing an overview of existing resources for national and local actors, and to help clarify the role CBPFs can play in supporting national and local actors to better access CBPFs’ funding.

Principled Humanitarian Assistance of ECHO Partners in Iraq


Norwegian Refugee Council

Commissioned by NRC with the support of ECHO, this review takes an in-depth look at the extent to which humanitarian organisations that receive ECHO funding have incorporated the humanitarian principles in their strategy, decision-making, and practice in Iraq.

Real Time Evaluation: Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.


UK Department for International Development

The Real-Time Evaluation (RTE) looks at whether the international response is proving to be effective, efficient, relevant, and timely, and how the planning and delivery of the response reflect the commitments listed in the Grand Bargain.

The Challenges of Localised Humanitarian Aid in Armed Conflict


Médecins Sans Frontières

As part of the Emergency Gap series, this paper analyses the role of national and local actors in humanitarian response with a view to highlighting the challenges that have been ignored in the current thinking on the localisation agenda.

Local Leadership and Response Capacity in the Syria Conflict: The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and International Partners


British Red Cross

The study’s objective is to clarify the challenges and opportunities of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC)’s national humanitarian coordination and local humanitarian assistance roles in Syria.

Development of Generic Funding Guidelines


Swiss Solidarity

This document is intended to inform the elaboration of the guidelines for the response to forthcoming natural disaster and conflict/crisis situations.

Istanbul and beyond | Perspectives and pledges of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit


UK Department for International Development

This report provides the perspective and experience of the Movement on areas of particular concern for the debates held during the WHS.

The impact of regulatory problems and the gains from legal preparedness in recent response operations



The purpose of this paper is to present new and updated and consolidated evidence of the degree to which previously-identified regulatory problems in operations remain common in more recent operations.